Friday, April 12, 2013
The transit agency's maintenance work means your ride past Lindbergh Station will take two trains to complete.
Planning to ride the rails from North Springs south this weekend? You'd better add some time to your travel plans. MARTA is modifying weekend rail service to accommodate scheduled track work on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Red Line trains will only operate between North Springs and Lindbergh. Therefore, service between Lindbergh and Airport Stations will be running at a reduced frequency – every 20 minutes. Customers traveling from North Springs will need to transfer to a Gold Line train at Lindbergh Station to continue southbound. Customers traveling northbound from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will need to board a Gold Line train and transfer to a Red Line train at Lindbergh Station to continue to North …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Alpharetta would get four transit stations and Roswell one in the preferred plan of those surveyed in the transit agency's Connect 400 program.
MARTA's Connect 400 program has plans to extend its North Line up to Windward Parkway, adding four transit stations in Alpharetta and three others between Alpharetta and the North Springs Station. The majority of a small sample of people preferred bringing MARTA's heavy rail line north from North Springs into Alpharetta, adding four transit stations in the city. The preferred plan of the fewer than 140 people who started MARTA's survey want MARTA to use the GA 400 right of way to extend the rail line to have the least effect on land along the way. Alpharetta City Councilman Jim Gilvin just wished MARTA officials had bothered to contact the city about its proposals, rather than hearing about it in a Tweet about a story from Appen Newspaper'…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The app will allow transit users to discreetly report incidents on the system.
Using MARTA to get to the Braves opening day? If you are worried about feeling powerless about any problems you see while using the transit system, you don't have to anymore. MARTA has launched a free smartphone application that gives customers the ability to send texts and photos to the transit system’s police department regarding suspicious activity. MARTA leaders say the "See & Say" app is "easy to use" and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or the Android Market. To Install: Android on Google Play iPhone & iPad on iTunes "This new app is the latest example of how we will use technology intelligently to transform the way we do business," said Keith T. Parker, MARTA’s GM/CEO, in a written statement. "While MARTA is a safe transit …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Another Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative will be held this week, so what would you like to see come out of it?
Metro-Atlanta's transportation system is a polarizing topic for some who live north of the perimeter; which begs the question: should MARTA expand its high-capacity transit services along the GA 400 corridor? High-capacity transit could mean anything from rapid transit bus service to light rail or heavy rail options. The type of transit being considered within the Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative would most likely have fewer stops, travel at a higher speed and have more frequent service than the current bus schedules into the areas of downtown Atlanta, Cobb and Gwinnett. According to the initiative fact sheet, whatever comes out of the study would provide "another option to help alleviate the burden on existing roadways and enable …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The public is being asked to offer opinions on high-capacity transit that could reach the Forsyth County line in North Fulton at a meeeting in Roswell on Thursday, March 21.
Hoping to get input from the community, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will host a public meeting on Thursday, March 21, south of Alpharetta and Milton in Roswell to review the Georgia 400 Corridor Transit Initiative. The GA 400 Corridor Transit Initiative: Alternatives Analysis involves investigating the need for high-capacity transit connections between the Perimeter Center area near the interchange of I-285 and GA 400 in the City of Sandy Springs and McGinnis Ferry Road in northern Fulton County. The corridor draws commuters from throughout the region, with many commuter trips bound for central Atlanta, Gwinnett, and Cobb counties. "These conditions have created high levels of traffic congestion on GA 400 and…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Hop on a MARTA train at North Springs Station by taking a bus or driving your car there. It only costs $2.50 each way.
MARTA hopes local sports fans will take transit downtown this weekend to catch all the great Atlanta Falcons action as they take on the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 20 in their last stop on the way to the Super Bowl. Direct service to the Georgia Dome is available via MARTA and the local transit system will have extra trains running to get customers quickly to and from the game. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist customers. In support of the hometown team, MARTA will be running a "Go Falcons" message on its buses and trains. For $2.50 one-way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card), MARTA offers the most affordable and convenient way to travel to the game. Customers are encouraged to purchase round-trip …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The transit service is doing track work today and Sunday, so rail line customers need to transfer trains at Lindbergh Station.
Heading to the airport this weekend via MARTA? You'd better leave even earlier. The transit line is changing rail service schedules today, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan. 6 to accommodate scheduled track work. And if you are waiting for someone at North Springs station arriving from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, expect them to be later than usual. "Customers traveling this weekend are advised to please allow extra time for their trip," MARTA's Cara Hodgson said in a news release. Red Line trains will only operate between North Springs and Lindbergh; therefore, service between Lindbergh and Airport Stations will be running at a reduced frequency – every 20 minutes. Customers traveling from North Springs will need to transfer to a Gold …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here's what you need to know if you plan to ride MARTA Monday or Tuesday.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Monday, Dec. 24 MARTA bus and rail service will operate using a regular weekday schedule on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. RideStore hours: Tuesday, Dec. 25 Bus and rail service will operate using a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Bus service will run from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and trains will operate every 20 minutes on all lines from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. MARTA Mobility subscription customers who want to travel on Tuesday, the observed holiday, must call to book their paratransit trips. RideStore hours: For more information, please visit www.itsmarta.com or contact the Customer Service Center at 404-848-5000. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, please note that the Customer Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Commuters using the Windward Park and Ride had better get there a little bit earlier or they might miss the bus.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
MARTA will begin to implement service changes for a number of bus routes on Saturday, Dec. 15, including several in North Fulton. The changes were made to improve safety, on-time performance and overall service for customers. New schedules and maps are available in stations, Ridestores and on MARTA's website. For more information, visit www.itsmarta.com or call 404-848-5000. 85 - Roswell/Mansell Road Saturdays & Sundays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequencies remain unchanged. 140 - North Point/Mansell Road Park & Ride Weekdays The 6:20 AM trip departing North Springs Station will be revised to depart at 6:23 AM to improve rail to bus connectivity. All other trip times and service frequencies …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The $17 million surveillance camera system was approved last year and first will be installed on seven buses through November.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
On Monday, Sept. 17, MARTA officially launched a pilot program of buses equipped with surveillance cameras that will later be expanded to its entire fleet of passenger vehicles. Seven buses on randomly chosen routes have cameras strategically positioned on the interior and exterior to record high-quality video and audio. Each bus has 11 cameras; three outside and eight inside. There’s also a 17-inch, full-color monitor mounted behind the driver that lets customers view themselves and their surroundings in real-time. “MARTA is dedicated to ensuring that all reasonable measures are taken to secure the safety of customers and employees,” said MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham. “We are confident that this investment will provide an additional …